Our goal is to get more people, more active, more often!
Sport Ceredigion is Ceredigion County Council's sport development service.
There is a growing body of evidence that sport can deliver benefits across a wide range of public policy agendas including improving health and wellbeing, tackling social inclusion, reducing levels of crime and regenerating local communities. In particular, sports development is seen by government and funding partners as a key player in combating sedentary lifestyles and associated health problems.
Government health advisors recommend that adults should engage in moderately intense exercise for at least 30 minutes, five times per week. Children are recommended 60 minutes, five times per week. Regular participation in sport is an important vehicle and motivator for achieving such exercise levels.
"On its own, sport can improve the quality of life of individuals and communities. In partnership with other sectors sport can make a huge contribution towards enhancing the social cohesion, economic vibrancy, self-confidence and public health status of Wales"
The Sports Council for Wales: Fitter Wales, Healthier Nation.
What we want to do...
To increase the number of young people regularly participating in sport and physical activity and linking curricular, extra curricular and community activities.
Why we want to achieve this...
Sport can play an important role in developing a healthy lifestyle. In comparison with other parts of the UK and the majority of european countries, the health of people in Wales is poor. Evidence suggests that those who develop a lifestyle incorporating regular physical activity during childhood are more likely to continue an active lifestyle through adulthood. Through targeting high quality sporting opportunities to young people Sport Ceredigion is striving to encourage lifelong participation in sport – ultimately leading to the improvement of the health and wellbeing of our communities.
How we will achieve this:
- By promoting the benefits of participating in sport and physical activity.
- By implementing national sports development programmes.
- By increasing the number of young people regularly participating in extra curricular and community based sport.
- By increasing the range and quality of opportunities for young people to regularly participate in extra-curricular school sport.
- By developing links between schools and community clubs.
- By developing clear pathways from participation to excellence in partnership with governing bodies of sport.
- By developing partnerships with a range of agencies to ensure a coordinated approach of all programmes and to maximise resources available for the development of sport.
- By providing an information and advisory role to partners regarding sports development funding, programming, training, facility considerations and other aspects of the Sport Ceredigion service.